Trailblazers Impact Interviews

In TrailBlazers Impact Interviews, women and men share their struggles and secrets to success in stories about their journey. Some came from rough beginnings - but made it anyway. These stories make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of age or gender bias and/or racial discrimination and to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. If they can do it, so can you . . . by following their light . . . and then creating light for the person behind you.

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How To Build a Million-Dollar Consultancy | Alan Weiss

Purse Power Ep. 272 - What does it take to build a million-dollar consultancy? Alan Weiss didn't just write a book on becoming a million-dollar consultancy but built a successful million-dollar consultancy himself. In this episode, he takes us through the steps that got him there and why he believes ...
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A Story of Sexual Abuse and Triumph | Cindy Benezra

Under the Orange Blossoms Ep. 271 - Cindy Benezra is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, sexual abuse advocate, and author of Under the Orange Blossoms book. She found trauma at a young age in the form of sexual abuse by her own father. This episode is one about overcoming and becoming more ...
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Liz Sara Interview with Purse Power

SBA SCORE Business Resources | Liz Sara | Purse Power

Purse Power Ep. 260 - If you're a woman small business owner looking for the right support and mentorship from people in your industry, Liz Sara has the answer for you. She explains how women small business owners can benefit from mentorship and being in support networks within their industries. Listen ...
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How to Speak with Impact | Caterina Rando

Serving Women on a Mission Ep. 269 - When you hear "Bing Bing!" or "Let's Take a Breath," you know you are at a Caterina Rand event. Women flock to her knowledge, skills, and fun-loving nature. Caterina Rando is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author, podcaster, magazine publisher, and philanthropist. She shows ...
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Recreate Your Life After Retirement | Beth Van Zant | Travel Series

Azamara Cruises Ep. 268 - Beth Van Zant used her power to recreate her life after retirement. She changed her life in a radical way to make the life she wanted. But what a challenging life! Can you imagine being a human resources director of people from all over the ...
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Sailing the High Seas Passionately and Ethically | Master Captain Carl Smith | Travel

Sailing the High Seas Passionately & Ethically | Master Captain Carl Smith |Travel

Azamara Cruises Ep. 267 - Master Captain Carl Smith started his sea-going career in 1989 with Shell oil tankers as a deck cadet. His apprenticeship lasted for three and a half years and consisted of 4 contracts at sea and 2 full college years. he continued to work in various ...
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Robert D'sa

Role of a Butler on the Azamara Quest Cruise Ship | Robert D’sa | Travel Series

Azamara Cruise Line Ep. 266 - Robert D'sa is dedicated and diligent, as are most of the staff working on a cruise ship. For many, this career requires being away from home for nine months. Robert D'sa is a butler on the Azamara Quest cruise ship. He's been working with Azamara ...
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Captain of the Azamara Quest Cruise Ship | Jonas Lyddby | Travel Series

Azamara Cruises Ep. 265 - What does it take to navigate a cruise ship through the high seas and ensure the safety of everyone onboard? Captain Jonas Lyddby of the Azamara Quest cruise ship shares his experience and sea career journey. Jonas Lyddby is the captain of the Azamara Quest cruise ...
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Cruise Ship Guest Relations Manager | Nada Vujicic | Travel Series

Azamara Cruise Ship Ep. 264 - What does it look like to shift your life and career without fear again and again? Nada Vujicic, the guest relations manager at the Azamara Quest cruise ship, talks about her life and career shifts and how those experiences have changed her. Nada Vujicic is ...
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Cruise Ship Food and Beverage Manager | Oleksandr Brotsman | A Day in the Life Of Travel Series

Azamara Quest Cruise Ship Ep. 263 - Have you ever wondered how a manager who started at the bottom and worked their way up did it? Oleksandr Brotsman, who is a food and beverage manager at Azamara Quest cruise talks to us about how he worked his way up in his ...
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Cruise Director Amanda Poulson OnBoard Azamara Quest | Nan McKay

Azamara Quest Cruise Ship Ep. 262 - How would you like to be a Cruise Director on a cruise ship going all over the world? I interviewed Amanda Poulson who is on the Azamara Quest cruise ship. I was amazed to find out everything a cruise director is responsible for! I ...
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Azamara Quest Manager of Premiere Restaurants | Danijel Spoljar

Azamara Cruise Line Ep. 261 - What does it take to be a cruise ship's dining area assistant manager? Danijel Spoljar takes us through his childhood in Croatia and how he ended up sailing on a cruise ship. Danijel is the assistant manager of the dining room and is in charge ...
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